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Sean McVay Offers Injury Update For WR Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks running with the football.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Brandin Cooks #12 of the Los Angeles Rams runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks has been no stranger to suffering concussions. Cooks has suffered two concussions in the past month and four total since Super Bowl 53, with the most recent coming on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

To deal with the injury, a player would normally go through a routine concussion protocol. But the Rams are taking a different approach this time around.

Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay spoke to the media on Tuesday to discuss the team's plan for Cooks. Here's what he had to say.

"We are going to send him [Cooks] to a specialist," McVay said on Tuesday, via ProFootballTalk. "He’s actually on his way there in Pittsburgh. I’m trying to see if we can get a little bit more clarity, because most important is Brandin Cooks as a human being right now, not necessarily the football player."

Clearly, the team is a bit concerned about the high amount of concussions Cooks has suffered in a short span of time. The receiver's trip to see a specialist in Pittsburgh will hopefully provide more clarity on the situation.

"Let’s get a better idea of what’s exactly is going on, so that we can at least make the best decision for him moving forward," McVay said.

Hopefully Cooks and the Rams' organization will get the answers they're looking for.

Head injuries have been a primary concern for the NFL. Player safety remains a top priority in the league.

The Rams are taking the smart approach in this situation. The tema is on bye this weekend, before traveling to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 10.